Hospital under Bandits Attack in Zamfara

Bandits, Kill 4, Abduct 50, Zamfara State

Hospital under Bandits Attack in Zamfara

A General Hospital in Dansadau, Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara State was invaded by bandits on Friday.

Daily Trust reported that a nurse and caregiver were abducted.

The paper quoted residents to have said the armed bandit stormed the hospital and headed to the outpatient ward in search of a doctor or nurse.

It appeared that the bandits were searching for a caregiver to treat their wounded colleagues.

“When they couldn’t find anybody there, they starting going from one ward to another. A nurse and a caregiver were abducted. They then moved to staff quarters looking for doctors and nurses but could not find any.”

“The armed criminals had earlier attempted to attack Maigoge, a community located six kilometres north of Dansadau town.

“But when they laid siege to the community, the vigilantes otherwise known as Yan Sakai firmly defended the village. The vigilante killed some of the bandits and injured several others.

“They then invaded the hospital to kidnap nurse and doctors that will treat their injured brothers in the forest.”

Maigoge is one of the few communities in Dansadau Emirate known to be firmly defending themselves against bandits.

“The staff of the facility are not carrying out night duties now. They only attend to patients at day time. They then move inside the town to spend night usually at undisclosed locations,” he added.


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